A Ventura boy became the youngest Eagle Scout in the country. After achieving the rank at just 11 years old.
Kaylan Ouerbacker is part of Troop 813 based in Camarillo. An event at Bible Fellowship Church in Ventura made his ascension to the rank of Eagle Scout official. The boy completed the requirements last year.
According to Troop 813’s website, the task takes significant work.
“To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must prior to reaching their 18th birthday, earn a total of 21 Merit Badges of which 10 are required, provide leadership to their unit for six months after earning their Life Rank, and plan, develop, and give leadership that benefits a religious institution, a school, or a community organization,” the website states.
Kaylan has worked to achieve the level of Eagle Scout since he was 5 years old. His father serves as a Scout Master, and his family said Kaylan is known as someone who sets goals and then works hard to achieve them.
Kaylan joined some prominent company as he became an Eagle Scout, including CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong, President Gerald Ford, director Steven Spielberg and actor Jimmy Stewart, according to the troop’s website.
Kaylan lives with his parents and older sister in Ventura. He was also honored in a ceremony at Ventura City Hall Monday evening.